People The Ashley Update: A Very Long American Long Rifle Ashley Hlebinsky March 8, 2018 0 COMMENT Hlebinsky, who previously worked at the Smithsonian is exactly the kind of ambassador the shooting community needs. Torrentially well informed, passionate to the point of geekery, and blessed with a wicked sense of humor, she can swill whiskey and smoke cigars while holding forth on black powder muskets until your eyes glaze over. Spreading the gospel of responsible firearms ownership has never been more important, and being able to demystify an inanimate object while educating the public about its role in the nation’s history goes a long way toward countering negative publicity. This week on The Ashley Update, Ashley shows off an American long rifle that lives up to its name, and discusses early family traditions of gun-making And also, there’s still an office Christmas tree up in Cody. Do you have a question for Ashley about anything she’s discussed this week or even about some of the little-known things she loves?